Ice in the Andes
Travellers wishing to get more value for their Argentinian pesos than (by comparison) expensive city life, or who simply have more time at their disposal, are warmly recommended to consider touring the country. A visit to Patagonia, for example, where blissful solitude and breathtaking landscapes are guaranteed. That being said, visitors must expect cooler temperatures in the Andes. When visiting the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, for instance. Temperatures are even frostier in the Santa Cruz province, which is home to the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier and, thus, to one of Argentina’s most important tourist attractions. Just like their predecessors a century ago, many gauchos still live and tend to their cattle herds in this barren region where the population density is two inhabitants per square kilometre. Wine enthusiasts should make a point of visiting Mendoza, Argentina’s most important wine region. The final highlight of any tour is a visit to the Iguazú Falls in the Argentine province of Misiones: a unique and stunning spectacle of nature; to be cherished for life.